Tags: aerospace

Paris Air Show 2013

Mon. July 01, 2013

The machines in the sky were breathtaking but it was the work being done on the ground by union members from across the globe that is going to change the future.

Flying Into The Future

Fri. May 03, 2013

At this year's Aersopace Conference it was a time to gather the highy skilled men and women of the IAM to map out plans to keep workers and this industry on top.

The Provine Team

Fri. February 08, 2013

Meet Clayton and Johnny Provine.  A father and son team who work together on the F18 Super Hornet at Boeing in St. Louis.

Taking on Lockheed in MD!

Thu. June 07, 2012

Just like in Fort Worth, the Lockheed workers in Maryland have a message for the company.

Ain't No Way!!

Mon. May 21, 2012

There's no argument among the more than 3,700 Machinists members of Lockheed Martin about what has to be done.  Bottom line is the company's last, best and final just wasn't good enough.

Aerospace and Labor Join to Save U.S. Jobs

Fri. April 20, 2012


Tue. January 03, 2012

Some 150,000 IAM members build and service commercial and military airplanes; aircraft engines; missiles and rockets; aerospace electronic gear; satellites and space vehicles. The Aerospace Department gives IAM aerospace members a solid, centralized base of power from which to bargain effectively with employers, organize new members and advance our interests with other unions, employers and government officials here and overseas.

Cut A Trillion, Lose A Million

Fri. October 28, 2011

October 28, 2011 - Cut a trillion from defense spending and you will lose a million jobs.  That's the news coming from aerospace experts and labor leaders in DC this week.

Breaking faith with jobless Americans over an applause line

Fri. September 30, 2011

The president seems to have forgotten all about these people, who are trying to get by in an economy that is shedding as many jobs as it creates. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the aviation industry has been among the hardest hit. America's aviation manufacturers shipped a total of more than 6,000 airplanes in 2007 and 2008. The total for 2010 was 1,334. Net factory billings fell to less than $8 billion last year from more than $13 billion in 2008, retrenchment to a level not seen since 2004. The biggest losers have been industry workers who have lost their jobs.

Hawker Beechcraft Employees Say YES

Thu. August 11, 2011

August 11, 2011 - Wichita, Kansas is known as the air capitol of the world.  So when the 2,600 local lodge members from Hawker Beechcraft say yes to a new contract, it's big news for a city that depends on aerospace to thrive.

Pensions Preserved in Hawker Beechcraft Contract

Tue. August 09, 2011

Local 733 members in Wichita, KS ratified a new agreement with Hawker Beechcraft by a 69 percent margin. The five-year contract protects jobs and preserves the defined-benefit pension plan for current and future employees.

Pensions Preserved in Hawker Beechcraft Contract

Tue. August 09, 2011

Local 733 members in Wichita, KS ratified a new agreement with Hawker Beechcraft by a 69 percent margin. The five-year contract protects jobs and preserves the defined-benefit pension plan for current and future employees.

Register Now for IAM Aerospace Conference

Tue. August 09, 2011

The deadline for reduced rate hotel reservations for the 2011 IAM Aerospace Conference is August 25. Local and District Lodges can reserve rooms by calling the Hilton Nashville Downtown directly at 615-620-2150, or toll free at 1-800-HILTONS.

Download the call letter and registration form here!

Make Plans to Attend 2011 IAM Automotive Conference

Tue. August 09, 2011

The 2011 IAM Automotive Conference is scheduled for October 15-18 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Registration will take place Saturday, October 15, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and again on Sunday morning from 8:00 to 9:00. The Conference begins Sunday, October 16, at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18.

Download the call letter here!

Pensions Preserved for Machinists at Arnprior Aerospace

Thu. June 02, 2011

Members of Local 1542 in Arnprior, ON, recently concluded contract negotiations with Arnprior Aerospace and were able to turn back company proposals that sought to reduce wages, cut holidays and eliminate pensions for current and future employees.

Despite assistance from a provincial mediator, the company continued to propose terms that eliminated pensions for new hires as well as severe penalties for early retirees. Following a recommendation from their Bargaining Committee, members of Local 1542 rejected the company proposal and voted overwhelmingly to strike.

Wichita Paves the Way

Fri. December 17, 2010
December 17, 2010 - When the Machinists and Spirit Aerosystems came together to approach the bargaining table in a new way, it literally changed the labor-management relationship.

Mexico Outsourcing Conference in Seattle is Cancelled

Tue. November 30, 2010
On November 23, MexicoNow organizers announced they were cancelling their Mexico Aerospace Outsourcing conference scheduled for December 2 at the Seattle Airport Hilton because of planned protests being coordinated by IAM District 751.

MexicoNow Cancels Conference Under Threat of IAM Protests

Fri. November 26, 2010
Labor proves that when we stand together, we win - twice!

Seattle Machinists to Protest Mexico Outsourcing Conference

Thu. November 18, 2010
If organizers of a conference to encourage aerospace companies to relocate to Mexico don’t cancel their plans, IAM District 751 stands ready to protest outside the event.

IAM Charges Illegal Use of Katrina Relief Funds

Tue. November 16, 2010
The IAM is calling for an investigation into the growing practice by Gulf Coast states of using federal disaster relief funds to persuade established manufacturing facilities to relocate from other states.

Help Available for NASA Workers in the Crosshairs

Thu. October 07, 2010
While the IAM is vigorously working with Congress to fund an active space program, the Membership Services arm of the Retirees, Community, and Membership Services Department is working with District Lodge 166 to assist at-risk members at the Kennedy Space Center.

Labor Day - Cast Your Vote

Mon. September 06, 2010
On the Sunday before Labor Day, the Wichita Eagle features an article by Dan Vorhees on "Why are people against labor unions"  Vorhees writes that union membership is declining...

Impact of recession on California’s aerospace industry

Wed. September 01, 2010

SanDiegoNewsroom.com reports that the outlook for Aerospace Machinists, in California, is good.

Machinists in Canada Protest Aerospace Outsourcing

Tue. August 31, 2010
IAM members in Canada took to the streets of Montréal last week to draw public attention to the failure of Canadian lawmakers to respond to an outsourcing symposium being sponsored by the Mexican government

Independent Report Slams Space Privatization

Thu. July 29, 2010
The final draft of an independent report on the future of the U.S. space program finds significant shortcomings in the plan to restructure NASA as proposed by President Obama. Take Action: Click here to send a message to Congress to support America’s manned space program.

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